Out of the Weeds

A blog by Tilly

Welcome to The Tilly Guide To Landscape Design! As a national online landscape design service, Tilly partners with homeowners to help them simplify the often overwhelming process of outdoor design and yard renovation. As part of that promise, we’re here to walk you through the basics of landscape design and what to consider before embarking…

Winter may still be in full swing, but it’s actually the perfect time to consider how you want to utilize your outdoor space in warmer months. We teamed up with the outdoor furniture pros at Outer to share helpful tips on how to prepare your yard for spring – because we know that the right…

We all want to have a beautiful lawn, but some of us just aren’t prepared to be outside watering, weeding, mowing, and fertilizing for hours every weekend. Enter: low maintenance landscaping. Keep reading to discover landscaping ideas that will help you create a yard that’s gorgeous, sustainable, and requires minimal care—which means you can spend…

Native plants have been gaining traction in the world of landscaping—and for good reason as far as we’re concerned. Whether you’re looking for a low maintenance front yard plan, you’re passionate about caring for your local ecosystem, or you just discovered anti-lawn TikTok (it’s a real thing!), read on to find everything you need to…

In the landscape world we talk about curb appeal… all… the… time! Tips on how to get curb appeal, easy “rules” to follow, how to understand your garden style, how to maintain your lawn, and much more. One of the best ways to understand what you like in curb appeal is by browsing inspiration. So…

2021 was another year of ups and downs, but it continued to reinforce the importance of the home and creating a comfortable space to call your own. People’s habits have changed and investing in the home is a priority, with the outdoors high on the checklist to round out your lifestyle and home-bound entertainment. Creating…

Most likely you can tell your friend the style of your home, your interior design style and the style of cars you like — but do you know your garden style? As landscape designers we find that many homeowners aren’t sure how to describe their garden style. Tilly groups garden styles into 8 main categories:…

Gazebos, Pergolas and Pavilions have become more common in backyards as people choose to entertain at their homes more often. Pergolas are no longer there for only decorative purposes, but are a practical landscape feature offering a nice place to relax in the shade or extend the use of your space in bad weather. Gazebos…

A front yard serves many important functions. We all know the concept of “curb appeal” and want to present our homes in the best way possible toward the street and the world. Whether your goal is to boost resale value, personal enjoyment, provide a welcoming entryway to guests, or simply to impress those passing by,…